Official Statement: Kenneth E. Mapp, Governor, U.S. Virgin Islands

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U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp issued the following statement regarding the damage left behind by the Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria:

The past 24 hours have been difficult and exhausting for the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands, especially our friends, family, neighbors and communities on St. Croix.

After touring damaged neighborhoods across St. Croix, my prayer is for renewed strength and resolve to rebuild all of our islands in the wake of these two terrible storms.

Your Government will neither rest nor grow weary as we continue to work with our federal partners and our friends across the mainland and around the world, to clean up and reconstruct the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands.

Always remember, we are strong and we are resilient.

To assist with the recovery and reconstruction, click here.

We will provide further updates as communications are fully restored.

Thank you again for your prayers and your support.